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Senior Administrative Officer

Hamlet of Cape Dorset

The Hamlet of Cape Dorset, NU is a remote Northern community with a population of approximately 1,400 people located at the southern tip of Baffin Island. The community is serviced by one airport with twice daily air service to Iqaluit, as well as a 4 member RCMP detachment, and community health entre staffed by 5 nurses.

Position Description:

The Hamlet requires a Senior Administrative Officer with a strong background in Municipal Administration, Accounting, Financing Management, Project Management and proven success as an effective communicator and civic promoter.


Responsible to the Mayor and Council, the successful candidate will direct, administer and coordinate all affairs of the Municipality of Cape Dorset. As well, the individual will oversee all aspects of the municipal administration, including management of human resources, municipal operations, and projects in accordance with Council policies.

  • A recognized diploma/degree or enrolment in a Municipal, Public Administration or Management field.
  • A CGA, CMA, or CA designation would be an asset.
  • Formal training in local government administration.
  • 3 to 5 years municipal experience. Equivalencies will be considered.


  • Familiarization with statutory responsibilities as specified in the Hamlet’s Act And other associated Acts of Nunavut.
  • Working knowledge of government operations, statues, by-laws and policy making.
  • Working knowledge of AccPac, Microsoft Office and general filing in a network environment.
  • Good problem solving, interpersonal, and communication skills.
  • Ability to deal with staff diplomatically and fairly.
  • The ability to speak Inuktitut would be considered an asset.
  • The successful candidate must be bondable and clearance of a criminal records check is a prerequisite. The Municipality of Cape Dorset will provide a competitive salary based on qualifications as well as a generous benefits package, which includes a Northern Allowance, Annual Vacation Travel Assistance and subsidized housing.
To Apply:

Last date for application: February 20, 2017

Please forward a detailed cover letter and resume either in person, by fax, or by email, addressed to :

Senior Administrative Officer
Municipality of Cape Dorset
PO Box 030
Cape Dorset, NU X0A 0C0
Phone: 867-897-8943
Fax: 867-897-8030

Senior Administrative Officer Hamlet of Cape Dorset NU

Expiry Date: 2017-02-20
Date Posted: 2017-01-30
Province: Nunavut
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